A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Miyazaki-shi in Japan. The temblor was reported at 17:50:18 / 5:50 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 25.87 km (16 miles). Global time and date of event 16/05/16 / 2016-05-16 08:50:18 / May 16, 2016 @ 8:50 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude 131.7606° East, latitude 31.8101° North, depth = 25.87 km. Event id: us10005hpv. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10005hpv. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
The epicenter was 34 km (21 miles) from Miyazaki-shi (c. 311 200 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Miyakonojō (c. 131 000 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Nobeoka (c. 121 900 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Kanoya (c. 82 300 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Kokubu-matsuki (c. 57 900 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Nichinan (c. 44 200 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Kobayashi (c. 39 700 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kanoya, Hamanoichi, Kokubu-matsuki (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 33 km ESE of Miyazaki-shi, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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